On Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June the local community was invited to the Rosyth Waterfront Community Planning Weekend to help create a Vision for the 135 acre site which lies East and North of the Port of Rosyth.
Key ideas to emerge included:
- Giving public access to a mixed use waterfront destination, including cafes, restaurants and amenities, for the local community and visitors to Rosyth;
- Designing well connected new neighbourhoods of character to “grow, play, work and stay” using 21st century garden city principles;
- Linking existing natural and heritage assets on and around the site to create a high quality landscape setting for people and nature;
- Creating a sustainable movement network for walking, cycling and public transport
Artist impression of birds eye view northward over site
The site has the potential to become a vital and diverse new place, with new homes, leisure facilities, shops and recreation for local people, along with new offices, and new industries, bringing an estimated 3500 jobs and a £500m investment to the area.
Site owner, Scarborough Muir Group, is committed to working closely with the local community to develop the proposals and appointed collaborative planning and urban designers JTP to facilitate the Community Planning Weekend.
Following the two public workshop days, the JTP team analysed the outcomes and drew up a consensus Vision for the site and its relationship with Rosyth. This was presented back to the local community on Wednesday 29th June at Rosyth Parish Church.
The boardwalk and lido along Coastal Quarter waterfront
The local community has been very positive about opening up this brownfield site for a mix of uses and activities with strong connections to Rosyth - all to bring the maximum benefits to the local area and region.
Charles Campion, JTP
The design team will now move on to prepare a Planning Application for the site, which will be submitted to Fife Council after the Reporter has issued her review of the Local Development Plan.
Scarborough Muir Group (SMG) own land to the East and North of the Port of Rosyth. The 135 acre Waterfront site has the potential to become a vital and diverse new place, developed around urban village principles with leisure facilities, shops and recreation for local people, along with new offices and new industries, bringing an estimated 3500 jobs and a £500m investment to the area.
SMG is committed to working closely with the local community and has appointed collaborative planning and urban design specialists JTP to facilitate the Community Planning Weekend and prepare a masterplan and vision for the Waterfront.
Aerial view of Rosyth Waterfront site